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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Liz Manashil. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Liz Manashil, often where they are interviewed.

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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Liz Manashil. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Liz Manashil, often where they are interviewed.

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387. Liz Manashil | Independent Filmmaker

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Matty K talks with independent filmmaker Liz Manashil about the ins and outs of creating a movie. From script to screen, Liz describes the process of writing, directing, casting and raising money for a film. She also gives us valuable insights into her philosophy of what makes a story compelling. Enjoy!

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Nov 04 2020 · 1hr
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Episode 15 - Liz Manashil

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Greetings friends!

On this week's episode, we talk with Liz Manashil, writer & director of Bread and Butter and Speed of Life.

Liz has worked with some the industry's finest acting talents, including Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale), Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Allison Tolman (Emergence). She is active in the independent film community, specifically microbudget films, and is as knowledgeable and talented a filmmaker as I've spoken to in this series.

And yet, in this new day and age, as we find ourselves often struggling to cope, Liz's expertise in the industry gives her a unique perspective on our mental health, specifically as it pertains to maintaining a sustainable career and navigating the film festival scene. So ultra-low budget filmmakers, this is the show for you!

But wait, there's more! We also speak with Liz's partner Sean Wright, with "his side" when it comes to working closely with your significant other and how to best play to each other's strength and keep the a positive working atmosphere! Be sure to check out Liz's official site at lizmanashil.com!

Join us next week as we'll be back with another seasoned veteran of the indie film scene, Alex Ferrari from Indie Film Hustle!

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Sep 25 2020 · 1hr 13mins

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How to make movies at the Speed of Life with filmmaker Liz Manashil

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This week on the show I have my new friend Liz Manashil. I was introduced to Liz by previous guest Kris Wile, and I loved our conversation.

Here's her bio. 

Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post-graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. In 2016, Liz became the sole manager of Sundance's groundbreaking Creative Distribution Initiative until the program's close in 2019. As a filmmaker, her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER (starring Christine Weatherup, Bobby Moynihan, MIcah Hauptman, Eric Lange, and Lauren Lapkus), was called “an absolute must-watch for women everywhere” by HelloGiggles. It was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere.

Her second feature, SPEED OF LIFE (starring Ann Dowd, Allison Tolman, Jeff Perry, and Ray Santiago), was called “Delightful in just about every way,” by noted film critic Tim Cogshell. Liz has started production on her third feature, LADY PARTS.

She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer, her partner, Sean Wright, and her son, Colin. She is a Women in Film mentee and currently works as the Senior Manager, Impact Distribution at Picture Motion.

I was so excited for this interview because I watched Speed of Life before our interview and frigging LOVED it. Since my background is in film and TV, it was amazing to be able to talk with a filmmaker about her process. 

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: 

-How to make an amazing indie film for less than $100,000. 

-How to write a movie script

-How to use crowdfunding to seed your budget and then go out to find investors

-How to cast top tier talent for a low budget movie 

...and much more. 

If you want to find more about Liz's work, http://www.lizmanashil.com. 

This is also the last full week of my Kickstarter, and if you want to support check out, you can do so at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/russellnohelty/ichabod-jones-volume-1-2-a-lovecraftian-dark-fantasy-comic

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Sep 22 2020 · 58mins
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FT 056: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film REALLY Generate with Liz Manashil

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Have you ever wondered how much revenue a real indie film can make in the marketplace? Wouldn't you like to see the real and raw numbers for a nontheatrical film with no major film festival premieres? Today's guest has been brave enough to do just that. Filmmaker Liz Manashil decided to open up the accounting books on her debut feature film Bread and Butter, starring SNL's Bobby Moynihan and Lauren Lapkus. 

Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post-graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick.
Jul 20 2020 · 1hr

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Interview With Liz Manashil

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Brian welcomes writer/director Liz Manashil to the podcast to discuss her film, "Speed of Life," which played at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival. Released on April 12, 2019.

Jun 03 2020 · 33mins
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2/3/20 @9:15am pst - Director Liz Manashil joins host Janeane live on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about her film Speed of Life

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David Bowie's death rocks the lives of June & Edward. The superstar’s passing rips a literal hole in the universe, sucking Edward in. Fast forward 24 years, an older June is shocked to find her once-beloved shot back out of this inter-dimensional portal, unchanged from his entry in 2016. The ensemble struggles to understand the extreme ch-ch-changes that have befallen them in this dramedy.

SPEED OF LIFE stars Ann Dowd, Ray Santiago, Vella Lovell, Sean Wright, with Allison Tolman and Jeff Perry. The film has a running time of 76 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA. The film was written and directed by Liz Manashil.

Giant Pictures will release SPEED OF LIFE digitally on January 10 (Apple TV, Prime Video, Breaker, Vudu, Google Play, and local Cable, among others).

To view the trailer and for additional materials, go to: https://www.speedoflifefilm.com/
Feb 03 2020 ·
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BEHIND THE LENS #244: Featuring Liz Manashil

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We're talking Oscar Nominations and what a nominations morning it was! The expected and the unexpected, the surprises and the snubs, we're talking about all of it on #BTLRadioShow!

And joining us live, for her second appearance on #BTLRadioShow is writer/director LIZ MANASHIL talking about her sophomore feature, the charming and fun, SPEED OF LIFE! A bit of sci-fi, a bit of romance, a bit of "what if" – especially when David Bowie dies and the world goes out of kilter – and as always comes with Liz on hand, a whole lot of fun and enthusiasm!
Unfortunately, time ran out before we could get to our exclusive interview with JO JO RABBIT cinematographer MIHAI MALAIMARE, but stayed tuned as we'll have that for you in the coming weeks!

http://behindthelensonline.net http://eliasentertainmentnetwork.com
Jan 13 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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31: Filmmaker Liz Manashil

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Liz Manashil is straight up filmmaker GOLD. 

Podcast co-host of MAKING MOVIES IS HARD + writer/director of two feature films: Bread and Butter and now Speed of Life (screening Thursday November 14th in Redwood City)--(and new mom of baby boy)--- Liz Keeps it real. Take a listen to her process of making micro-budget films, casting diverse body shapes, and creating a canon of 5-6 films she's proud of (before she dies!). 

Tickets here to see her DAVID BOWIE inspired sci-film in Redwood City: https://bravespeedoflifemaker.eventbrite.com






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Oct 16 2019 · 50mins
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Episode 221 - New Full Time Co Host Liz Manashil Talks Crowdfunding!

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After ten months of going it alone Alrik welcomes new full time co-host Liz Manashil to the show! Liz and Alrik spend the whole episode talking about crowdfunding, their experiences in the past and Alrik really grills Liz on all things Crowdfunding!
Sep 02 2019 · 1hr 15mins
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Liz Manashil | Finding Success With Micro-Budget Films

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Liz Manashil is pretty prolific when it comes to writing and directing micro-budget features.

I actually found out about Liz a few years ago after her first feature, Bread and Butter, recouped its budget, and she wrote a great article for MovieMaker transparently sharing those numbers and revenue streams.

These days, Liz just finished her second feature, Speed of Life, and is taking it around the festival circuit, hammering out a unique distribution deal for it, and planning a DIY theatrical run that includes a David Bowie cover band, all of which we talk about in our conversation.

And finally, she's in the early stages on a new feature called Lady Parts, that's honestly got one of the funnier crowdfunding pitch videos I've ever seen.

Anyhow, here's a rundown of what we talk about in this interview.

  • The totally awesome name of Liz's dog (and the not-quite-as-awesome name of our cat)
  • What Liz learned from conducting the largest ever survey of distributors to find out what they look for in a film.
  • How Liz makes sure she doesn't get screwed when negotiating a distribution deal.
  • Why and how Liz is booking her own short theatrical run for her latest feature, and why she's hiring a David Bowie cover band to play those shows.
  • How Liz attracts and attaches big name talent to her micro-budget features.
  • Liz's history with crowdfunding, and how she consistently manages to raise money for her films through that channel.

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Jul 22 2019 · 1hr 1min